Here's to You, Joe DiMaggio...


    Living in New York City, a metropolis known for its die-hard sports fans, it is not unusual to see tattoos honoring and celebrating the rich athletic tradition that exists here.

    On Friday, during my lunch hour, I spotted a New York City Fire Department truck parked at the corner of 40th Street and 7th Avenue. Standing along side it was Johnny, one of New York's bravest, enjoying the warm weather, in shorts, and baring this incredible leg tattoo:


    This is, of course, Marilyn Monroe, but with a twist. She is sporting the New York Yankees jersey of one of the franchise's greatest players, Joe DiMaggio, to whom she was married for less than a year.

    Johnny is a huge Yankee fan, and also loves Marilyn Monroe, one of the iconic figures of the 20th century, and among the most popular celebrities tattooed. I have featured Marilyn tattoos previously here and here.

    The image is based on a lithograph that Johnny purchased at a FanFest in 1996. After having it tattooed on his right calf, he felt something was missing.

    He contacted the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and purchased an archival photograph of the original Yankee Stadium, circa 1923. This was then used as the source material to create the recognizable backdrop for Marilyn.


    Johnny has a ton of tattoos, approximately 15 pieces in all. This one, along with others he has, was created by Cort Bengston at Cort's Royal Ink Tattoo Studio in Patchogue, New York.

    Thanks to Johnny for sharing this amazing tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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Stephen's Tailored Tribute to His Father


    I met Stephen while walking through Herald Square on an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon.

    He had his sleeves rolled up and I noticed the set of circles on the outside of his right forearm. He was more than happy to share the story behind them.

    Stephen was raised in New Jersey and he remembers his father commuting daily into Manhattan, where he was a Vice President at AT & T. His father was extremely dapper, and always wore a "crisp" suit to work, dressing impeccably for the job.

    He vividly recalls his father taking him for his first suit, and how his father imparted all of his knowledge onto Stephen; how the suit was the uniform of a true gentleman, and all about the cut, the style, the fabric, etc.

    When Stephen decided to get his first tattoo, he wanted to pay tribute to his father and wanted something above and beyond a normal tribute tattoo.

    With a tip of the hat to nostalgia, and the acknowledgment that his father's influence guided him toward a career in the fashion industry, Stephen had the circles tattooed on both outer forearms:


    Seen together, and knowing his background, it is all the more apparent that Stephen has tattoos representing two sets of buttons on the suit sleeves of childhood memories.

    When I asked him what his father thought when he saw this tribute, he replied, "He wasn't super pumped about it, but it grew on him. The first thing he said after I explained it to him was, 'Couldn't you've just gotten DAD tattooed...?' ."

    Stephen now has 10 tattoos, most of which were inked at Electric Lotus Tattoo and Piercing in Boonton, New Jersey. His friend Don Perdue was the artist responsible for these honorary buttons.

    Thanks to Stephen for sharing these cool tattoos honoring his father!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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Footprints Over the Heart: Anthony Celebrates the Continuing Tradition of a Name


    Mary-Lee appeared in my doorway at the end of the work day with Anthony standing next to her.

    Mary-Lee's tattoo was featured here in December. I had never met Anthony before, but Mary-Lee had mentioned his tattoo to me, and she had told him about Tattoosday. He works for one of the vendors our company utilizes for a mailing process.

    Anthony, whose birth name is Antonio, is a second generation Italian-American, and the son of Antonio, Sr. He is 100% Sicilian, and last year, on July 29, experienced the joy of having a first child, a son, also named Antonio.

    Antonio III.

    Aside from memorial tattoos, ink honoring one's offspring is equal to, or possibly greater, in popularity. As a parent myself, I'm partial to tattoos that pay tribute to one's kids. Both of my tattoos were inked in honor of my daughters, so parental tattoos have a special place in my heart.

    To so honor little Anthony III, Anthony Jr. inked his son's birth name over his heart and, just below it, had his baby footprints added.

    He wears with honor the legacy of his father's name, and bears the mark of tradition, as it carries from generation to generation.

    A closer look also shows that the footprints are done lighter than the print of the name, which I think is a nice effect:


    A footprint isn't generally a "permanent" fixture, and fades with time. Although the tattoo is permanent, the lighter ink lends more authenticity to the temporary nature of this snapshot in little Anthony's first moments in the world. It captures the moment of his birth, a pinnacle of joy in every father's life.

    For a comparison, and I pass no judgment here, check out this earlier footprint post. There's a stark difference in the two tattoos, and I will say that this example is a nicer representation of the style of tattoo.

    This is Anthony's third tattoo, but clearly the most important one. He had this inked at Tattoo Lou's in Selden, New York. Work from one of Tattoo Lou's other locations has appeared previously here.

    Thanks to Anthony for sharing his meaningful tribute to his son, and his family tradition, here on Tattoosday!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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HARD AT WORK !

    Part one of many more to come : I've decided to use this space to , among other things , post my work months at the shop so that if ever you were to drop by the Conspiracy to see me with some coffee (double espresso/black for me thanks) ... You'd know when to do it ! Smart right ? So I'll try to do this regularly , I was thinking every month !!

    So if ever you happened to be in the hood ... My March schedule of attendance at the office of blood sweat and tears is :

    Thursday the 26th of Feb. (from 2 till late)
    Friday the 27th of Feb. (from 2 till late)
    ----
    Thursday the 5th of March (from2 till late)
    Friday the 6th of March (from 2 till late)
    ----
    Thursday the 12th of March (from 2 till late)
    Friday the 13th of March (from 2 till late)
    ----
    Thursday the 19th of March (from 2 till very late)
    Friday the 20th of March (from 2 till late)
    Saturday the 21st of March (from 2 till not so late)
    ----
    Thursday the 26th of March (from 2 till late)
    Friday the 27th of March (from 2 till late)




    For any other enquiry : pick@electricpick.com



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FILLING THE FOLIO [Part deux]

    One 8 hour shot done on my last trip to magical Hong Kong ! Behold the Mecha-Mao-Zilla !!



    Sleeve started in 2007 and just finished and all touched-up las February 09 ! Ninja Thomas's war !!



    One shot from the end of last year (08) ! This hot fish-maiden and her last meal !Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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FILLING THE FOLIO [Part one]

    First installment of a series of posts I'll be making to fill up the shop's vault of tat-a-goodness !

    Rose on a neck ! An old classic re-nipped and done in late 08 !!








    El Presidente , the one the only !! Sweet spontaneous two shot from 08 !!






    One shot done on my last visit to Richmond VA ( Summer 08 ) ... No worries !! This robot's a gentleman !!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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On the Bookshelves: A Late February Update

Backpiece day at Conspiracy Inc.

    First up Tina, who had her first session in a very, very long time.
    As you can see, a large part is still not done, but she's pretty tough, so hopefully this piece will be finished in July.

    And after her came Morten, who don't technically have a backpiece, more like a large back tattoo, but who cares!
    This time they finished all the black, so with the help of some painkillers and Baldrian pills, the next session will hopefully be his last.
    Up next, his arms.

    Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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Milaaano

Booking news

    I'm taking a brief break from booking clients for Uncle Allan.

    Just so we're clear, we haven't stopped taking on new clients, it's just a small break from now and until we come back from Japan in late April.

    So if you have a piece in progress that you need to finish, or you wanna start something new, please write us after April 28th at:

    conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com
    And please, as always, include this information in your mail:
    Your full name
    Phone number
    Ideas
    Placement

    Or come by the shop or call us at (+ 45) 33362277.

    Alright, that's it for now!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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Tattoorism: A Sparrow Drops in from North of the Border

    February is the Dead of Winter, and after the 60-degree day from last Wednesday, I have seen very few blogworthy tattoos in the Big Apple.

    Fear not, dear readers, warmer weather is around the corner. I can feel it. So, in the mean time, I am relying on the kindness of readers.

    Behold, Jenna's bird:


    Jenna wrote: "I just stumbled across your blog one day and I'm always up for sharing my favourite tat! Here's a picture right after it was finished... only picture I've got :( Looks much nicer now that it's finally healed!".

    Fresh ink isn't always the prettiest, but we here at Tattoosday like the occasional unsolicited submission, especially when we've been in such significant ink withdrawal.

    That was all she wrote, however, so I asked Jenna for some more info on this avian neck tattoo.

    Jenna hails from Toronto, and had this inked by Phil at Adrenaline Tattoo there.

    She explains the meaning behind this piece:

    "...My best friend passed away from cancer in December 2007, and I was really, really torn up about it. When my friend, Corey (who was only 17) was alive, he would see a psychic and never shared any information with her. One day out of the blue last year, the psychic called Corey's family and spoke to his sister. All the psychic said was 'Do you have a friend named Jenna?' and the sister said 'Yes, she was really close to Corey as well". After speaking for a little while, the psychic declared that Corey wanted me to know that he is always going to be there for me and if I feel anything warm on the back of my neck, that's him guiding me in the right way... So, that's why this beautiful bird is on the back of my neck. For Corey."
    Thanks to Jenna for sharing this emotional piece with us. We'll update the post with a cleaner, fresher photo when she gets one for us.Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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Sneak preview

Fierce!

    Our old friend Jon came in today to get his first tattoo ever.
    He got a sweet design and he sat like a champ.
    That's our boy.

    When you look this bad ass you need a bad ass tattoo...
    ... and that's what he got, a crazy fierce wolf rockin some Specktors bling!
    As if that wasn't enough, Allan also did a Hank Williams portrait today, so check his blog for pictures of that one (probably coming soon-ish)!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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As promised: tattoos!

    Markus came over from Sweden the other day to start a new sleeve, and while he was there we decided to get a few shots of his old sleeve.
    As far as i know, it has never been on the internet before, so this is a Conspiracy Blog exclusive!
    And would you look at how nice the weather was just a few days ago!

    Rabbit and snake goodness by Uncle Allan
    And, of course, flowers
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Ok, so i noticed there are no tattoos on this tattoo shop blog

    Hmm.
    Tomorrow i'll post some tattoo related pictures.
    Maybe from Milan?
    But tonight you just get a picture of a visitor we had at the shop today.
    Lucifer did not like him.
    Probably because i did.

    Come on, how cute is that guy?
    Tomorrow, tattoos.
    Promise!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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Happy Valentine's from Tattoosday!

    Lacking any new material for this holiday o' love, I'm re-posting an old favorite that seems to be in the theme. Well, at least there's a heart in it.

    I just love the way, in this photo, that Cait's hand is positioned as she is pulling her blouse back to reveal the whole tattoo...
    "I asked her if she'd be willing to share, and she did. She peeled back a little of her top to reveal this beautiful piece on the top left side of her chest:


    Cait and her friend Michelle have birthdays two days apart. When they turned 18, they took a design that Michelle had crafted to Da Vinci Tattoo Studio in Wantagh, New York. The artist she remembered as "Yoshi" inked matching pieces for the two.


    Cait says the heart that encases the colorful stars represents their friendship, and serves to remind them of the bond. In the event that life ever separates them, the tattoos will link them, no matter where they are.

    Work from Da Vinci Tattoo Studio has appeared on Tattoosday before here.

    Thanks to Cait for sharing her ink with us here at Tattoosday!
    The original post is here.

    Here's hoping the day is everything you expect it to be!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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Tattoorism: Sean's Leg Piece Represents His Transformation from Child to Adult

    This installment of Tattoorism comes from Sean, a reader who offered up his leg piece for our viewing pleasure. The detail above is my favorite aspect of the tattoo, which wraps around Sean's entire left leg.

    In Sean's words:

    "...Even though this was done in about 4 or 5 sessions, I could not describe this in any other way except as one big tattoo. Each piece works together with each other.

    I consider this my growth-themed tattoo. I started the tattoo, at the age of 18, right before I graduated from high school and finished it right before entering my first year of college, a period of immense growth in my opinion. As long as I can remember, I have been drawn to Asian artwork, so at an extremely basic level this tattoo is just extremely aesthetically pleasing to me, but there is also deeper meaning.

    From the Japanese folklore I have heard, koi fish are said to grow into dragons.

    That was the basic premise of my tattoo, maturing from childhood to adulthood. I decided to have the koi swimming upwards to portray the different struggles experienced in this growth. The dragon has always been such a powerful image to me and a great symbol of courage and strength, two qualities I constantly strive to achieve and portray myself.

    There are also two other major images in this tattoo, the pagoda and the lotus flower.

    The lotus is another symbol of "growth." I always loved the idea that a lotus begins its life in murky, dark, ugly waters, but eventually grows to become a beautiful flower despite its surroundings. It's a reminder that no matter how hard things get in life, I can make it through those times and blossom as a better person.
    Finally, the personal symbolism I hold for the pagoda is a house of knowledge and discipline. I hoped to achieve, and believe I have, a great amount of knowledge and discipline through my years in college and during the growth from childhood to adulthood in general.
    The tattoo was done by Mike Schweigert @ Electric Tattoo in Bradley Beach, NJ.
    Thanks to Sean for sharing this amazing leg piece with us here on Tattoosday!

    Sean recognized that our "
    posts kind of drop off, completely understandably, during the colder months." Not only did he help us with content on an ink-less day, regular readers will recognize that I generally don't run sleeves, or wrap-around tattoos, on the blog, as their characteristics make them very difficult to adequately display in their full glory. It's tough to capture them fully when on the street. So a double thanks to Sean for not only sending us an elaborate leg piece, but providing a well-written synopsis of the personal meaning behind the elements in the design!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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And we're off

Lizz's Tattoo Anchors Her to Her Brother

    One of the things that I love most about writing Tattoosday is the way New York City plays a significant role in the narrative. It may not be a blog about New York, but it would be a much different one without this city I call my home.

    This is one of those posts that is tied to the fabric of New York.

    This evening, I was taking advantage of a free ticket to see a revival of Guys and Dolls at the Nederlander Theater, which is still in preview and opens March 1st.

    I was standing in line outside, about twenty minutes before curtains. The theater, on the south side of West 41st Street, faces the back of the New Amsterdam Theater to the north.

    There were assorted people milling about across the street, folks I assumed were crew from Mary Poppins, outside having their last cigarettes before their show started.

    I spotted a woman who had exited the theater and saw, from across the street, that she had a tattoo on her right forearm. I was doing nothing but standing in line anyway, so I crossed over 41st Street to say hello.

    Lizz, who works as a dresser, was more than happy to share her tattoo:


    What's remarkable about this traditional-style anchor tattoo is that she had it done at the same time, on the same spot, and with the same design as her younger brother.

    For Lizz, this was her most recent, her nineteenth tattoo. For her brother, five years her junior, it was his first.

    The piece is based on the state flag of Rhode Island, where Lizz grew up:


    Tattoos in general have significant meaning for their bearers. When the same design in shared, and the act of being tattooed is similarly experienced, the emotional charge instilled in the work is compounded.

    Another example of siblings sharing a tattoo can be seen here.

    Lizz told me that she doesn't rely on one artist, but that her ink has come from different shops all over the country.

    This tattoo was created at Cherry Bomb Tattoo (now known as East River Tattoo)in Brooklyn by the artist Duke Riley. Work from Cherry Bomb has appeared here previously.

    Thanks so much to Lizz for sharing her ink with us here on Tattoosday!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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Two year makeover

    For over two years now, we've had the crazy turquoise walls.
    And while we still think they're pretty, it's definitely time for something new.
    So the second Nick came back from Australia, the planning started.
    We already agree on a color and theme, so now we just have to find a weekend to do it.
    And since we're all kinda busy at the moment, we decided it'll be in May.

    Now, i figured that if i wrote about it here, it would be kind of official and there would be a smaller chance of us forgetting or postponing.
    So if you come by the shop in mid May and it still looks like this, feel free to rub our faces in this post!

    It's still pretty i guess, but we need change dammit!
    And here is a pictures of the shop as i was leaving today, before it got dark, woohoo (sorry about that, we've had a couple of really late days)
    Our client... and Allan's hair!
    We still haven't posted any tattoos on this here new blog.
    Oops.
    If you wanna see what kept us at the shop so late last night, go check out Allan's blog!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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E.P. >>> Back from the East !

    Welcome to the Conspiracy blog to all !!

    A new step in our ever growing grand master plan to take over the world wide webs !! I will be posting here once in a while with shop related doings and calendar related movings for your following pleasure !!

    Check up once in a while to know the facts , wether based on loose facts or loosely based on facts !!

    Enjoy and let us know what ya think about it all !!



    EP-News : I have just returned from the Orient and will be back behind my Conspiracy office to help you repent your inkless sins starting from Thursday the 12th of February ! Drop by (always after 2pm) with coffee for a chat (Double espresso / black) if you're in the hood !

    More fantastic news later - As it happens !!





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The FAQ

    Who are you people?

    We are (from left to right) Amalie, Uncle Allan, Lucifer, Electric Pick and Eckel

    What are your opening hours?
    We are open by appointment only, but we are usually at the shop from 1 pm and we close when we're done working.
    We are closed on weekends.

    How do I book an appointment?
    If you're in Denmark, the best way is to call/email and make an appointment to come by the shop and talk to us in person.

    If you can't come by, write to conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com and please include this information in your mail:
    Your full name
    Phone number
    Ideas
    Placement

    We sometimes take booking breaks, so check our myspace, or the panel on the right of this blog, to see if we're currently taking new clients.

    Do you take a deposit?
    Yes, we take deposit for booking, they vary in price, depending on the project, so just ask.
    If you're not from Denmark, you can pay the deposit via paypal.

    If I want to cancel my appointment will I get my deposit back?
    No. The deposit will be taken from the last session of your tattoo, but if you decide not to get tattooed for whatever reason, it will not be refunded.
    If you need to move an appointment, you need to do so two days before the appointment, or you will lose the deposit, and a new one will have to be paid to make a new appointment.

    How do i book an appointment at a convention?
    We'll let you know when we start booking for conventions, it'll be on the myspace calendar.
    We can't guarantee you an appointment though.

    Allan doesn't do hands, necks, ribs, stomachs, or insides of upper arms at conventions, so think practical spots, please.
    He also doesn't start bigger pieces, for those you have to come to Denmark.

    Electric Pick doesn't do conventions at all, so try and catch him at a guest spot instead.

    Do you ever have guest artists at your shop?
    Yes, but not very often.
    We'll do a post here whenever we have confirmed guests.

    Can anyone come work there?
    No, at the moment we only invite people we know.

    I noticed that you have a dog at the shop and I'm allergic to dogs, does he have to be there?
    He won't actually be in the room with you, but if you're still worried he might affect you, just let us know and he'll take the day off.

    How old do I have to be to get tattooed in Denmark?
    18 and there are absolutely no exceptions to that rule, so please don't even ask.

    Are there any tattoos you won't do?
    Obviously we won't do non-custom tattoos.
    You can bring your own drawings or reference if you want, but the end result will be completely different.

    Also, it's against danish law to tattoo on the neck, face and hands, so we don't do those either.

    We reserve the right to say no to any projects or clients, for any reason.

    And Allan will absolutely not do clown tattoos, evil or friendly!

    Can you make me a drawing, so I can give it to my local tattoo artist and get him to tattoo it on me?
    No!
    If you can't/won't come here to get tattooed, you should find a good artist in your area whose style you really like, and have them draw something for you.

    I really wanna be a tattoo artist, can I apprentice at your shop?
    No, sorry, we are not really looking for apprentices. Ever.

    We're also not the Tattoo Wikipedia, so any comments or mails about who uses what ink, machines etc. probably won't be answered.
    Come get a tattoo and maybe you'll learn something that way.

    If I like one of the tattoos you did, can I get exactly the same?
    No.
    We never do the same tattoo twice. And wouldn't you rather have your very own design anyway?

    Can I bring my own drawing and get you to do that?
    You can bring your drawings for inspiration, but we only do custom work.
    That means we only tattoo stuff that we've drawn ourselves.

    If I come to Denmark to get tattooed by you, can you help me find a place to stay?
    You bet!
    Here are some cheap places near the shop:
    Hotel Nora (hotel, close to the shop)
    CabInnScandinavia (hostel)
    Sleep-Inn Heaven (hostel)
    City Public Hostel (hostel)
    Hotel Jørgensen (cheap hotel)
    If you're looking for other options, check hotels.com.

    How do I get from the airport to your shop?
    Take the train or metro from inside the terminal and get off at Nørreport Station.
    It takes approximately 15 minutes and cost way less than a cab.
    From there it's just a 10 minute walk, or a short bus ride with bus number 5A.


    Do you take credit cards?

    Nope.

    How long have you guys been tattooing?
    Approximately 10 years

    How long is the waitinglist?
    That depends on who you want to get tattooed by, what kind of tattoo you want to get and what our travel plans look like and...
    Fuck it, it's long.

    Is there a cancellation list?
    No, the date we give you is pretty much the date you should expect to get tattooed.

    When is Uncle Allan/Electric Pick/Eckel coming to my city/country and when can i find you at the shop?

    Check the calendar on our myspace profile and for our immediate whereabouts, this regularly updated blog.Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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About us

    Conspiracy Inc. is a semi-private custom tattoo studio in central Copenhagen, Denmark and this is the place to go if you're in Copenhagen and you love great tattoos.

    The artists that work here are Uncle Allan, Electric Pick and Eckel.


    We're open by appointment only and that means we're there when we're there, so if you want to come by and see us, it's best to make an appointment first.


    Phone: (+ 45) 33 36 22 77
    Mail: conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com


    For more Conspiracy info, check out the FAQ.Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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Welcome!

    Alright, welcome to the official Conspiracy Inc. blog!

    We are Uncle Allan, Electric Pick, Flora Amalie and Eckel, and Conspiracy Inc. is our shop/second living room.

    If you know us, you probably also know that we already have four personal blogs, five myspace profiles and a facebook group (don't tell Allan about that last one), but we just felt like the shop needed a blog too!

    All three of us will be posting here once in a while, when something interesting and shop related happens.
    We'll also be posting general shop news, pictures of tattoos, travel pictures and stuff like that.

    Enjoy!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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Tattoorism 101: Jenny's Unforgettable Memorial to Her Mother and Grandmother


    Despite unseasonably warm temperatures this weekend, I didn't see any tattoos, shattering my expectations. However, all was not lost. I received a lovely e-mail from a reader named Jenny who brightened my day with an amazing tattoo. She must have been reading my mind when she said, "Since it's winter and most of us have our ink covered by turtlenecks and wool sweaters, I would let one of my tattoos out and share it with you."

    And what Jenny sent me was a breathtaking floral tattoo that is simply beautiful:


    I'll let Jenny explain this piece in her own words:

    "My grandmother and mother are two very special people in my life, and both have passed away. When I was 21, I got my first tattoo. It was a small piece, but it meant a lot to me. My mom was so excited for me - she told me that she wished that she had the money to get a tattoo herself! My mom died without ever getting a tattoo, but blue was her favorite color.

    My grandmother passed away a few years after my mom, and I decided that I would get a tattoo for them. The tattoo did not start out as planned. I went in to the shop thinking that I'd get myself a small lilac on one shoulder that had a green ribbon wrapped around it (Grandma in the Green House had lilac trees). I was also toying around with the idea of some sort of blue tattoo for my mom, but I had no idea what to do.

    When I talked to the tattoo artist, she was designing a lovely lilac tattoo, and I asked her to put some Forget-me-nots with it for my mom. She created two separate sprigs, and the forget-me-nots were perfect. I went in to plan for a lilac tattoo, but I left with a shoulder of forget me nots (my largest tattoo, and I had it done in one sitting - it was intense, but I am so glad that I did it in one sitting). A sprig of lilacs will go on the left shoulder once I have some more money and the design is "right" (it's good but not ready, yet). For now, I have my mother's forget-me-nots intertwined with my grandma's green ribbon."

    A closer look shows how well the two elements of the forget-me-nots and the green ribbon are woven together, just as Jenny's mother and grandmother are permanently sewn into the fabric of her life:


    This simple and poignant memorial tattoo was inked by Kira at Sleepy Hollow Studios in Potsdam, New York (40 minutes from the Canadian border).

    Much thanks to Jenny for being a loyal reader and from infusing a drab weekend with color by visiting us here at Tattoosday and sharing her tattoo!Source URL: http://quotidianoirreversivel.blogspot.com/2009/02/
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